Computation of Captive Flight Loads on Air-Carried Weapons.
NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER CHINA LAKE CALIF
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A computer program for calculating airborne store loads, shears, and moments is described. Three hanger configurations can be treated two lugs and four sway braces a statically determinate two-hanger rail-launch two T-lugs with no sway braces. The program automatically calculates lug and sway brace reactions. Shear and moment distributions are plotted and tabulated for the vertical, lateral, and resultant loads. Expanded capabilities of this program also permit determination of the effect of varying cant orientation angles of the store with the same bomb rack geometry. A new feature is a quick-look calculation using a standard set of load factors from the captive flight, catapult takeoff, and arrested landing load factor curves. Author
- Fluid Mechanics